From: Jon Hanna (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 30 2006 - 04:28:20 CST
Kent Karlsson wrote:
> Antoine Leca wrote:
>>>For typeset modern German text DIEARESIS is consistently used (though
>>>most often via precomposed letters).
>>So, does it mean I am allowed to have/design a font that draws diaeresis as
>>two strokes (not dots),
> Not getting into the swampland of "special purpose", "hand-writing
> mimicking" (etc.) fonts, but staying with regular print fonts:
> I'd say no. The dots could be round, (slightly) oval, square, tilted square,
> or similar. But NOT look like two acute accents, a tilde, nor a macron.
I'd say they can look like two black-footed albatrosses engaged in a
mating dance if he wants.
It's a good vs. bad thing rather than a right vs. wrong thing. Such a
font only becomes bad if the character is then used as a "two acute
accents" character (or a "two black-footed albatrosses" character or
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